When a crisis occurs in a child's life, a downward spiral often follows. That's where our Children's Intensive Services (CIS) program comes in.
This program is intensive in nature, offered in the child's home, school or community setting, and designed to stabilize children and youth in crisis into lower levels of care. Our goal is to decrease or eliminate the risk for hospitalization or incarceration and the loss of home or school placement by successfully connecting children with natural community resources.
What To Expect
Step 1. Child/youth is referred by parent/guardian, school or crisis team to CIS for services.
Step 2. Staff explains the CIS program and helps parent/guardian determine if services are appropriate.
Step 3. Staff meets with the family in their home to review the CIS treatment approach, orient them to what can be expected from services, and establish the level of participation needed from the family.
Step 4. CIS Clinician comes to the home to complete a mental health assessment of the child. Parent/guardian participation is needed. IF child/youth meets criteria for the program, the Clinician enrolls the child into CIS and designs an individualized treatment plan with the family.
Step 5. CIS team members begin work with the child and family; this may include individual therapy, family therapy, behavioral coaching or group therapy. All services are provided at the home or in the local community.
Step 6. Monthly Family/Team meetings help the family and Care Coordinator track the child’s progress toward the established goals and identify the point at which the child is stable and able to move to less intensive treatment program.
Step 7. Graduation Celebration for your child’s successful completion of CIS Program.
About Our Therapists
All of our therapists have a Master's Degree or Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology, are supervised by Licensed Therapists, and participate in weekly Treatment Team meetings.
The student must have active San Bernardino County Medi‐Cal insurance.
The SCCS CIS program offers 24-hour phone support.